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Sudocrem vs. ACV. vs. Bio Oil vs. Ibuprofen Gel etc.

Best Thing For Red Marks  

22 members have voted

  1. 1. What would you say the best thing is for fading red marks?

    • Bio Oil
      0
    • Jojoba Oil
      0
    • Emu Oil
      0
    • Sudocrem
      3
    • Apple Cider Vinegar
      3
    • Ibuprofen Gel
      1
    • Turmeric
      0
    • Salycylic Acid
      0
    • Glycolic Acid
      3
    • Nutritional and Holistic Methods
      0
    • Time
      4
    • Aloe Vera
      6
    • Other
      2
    • 0


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Please add to my poll. I am just so confused on what is the best. Im sure everyone wants to know :)

(If you choose 'Other' please say what it is you use....Thanx)

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great idea! nice work. i was going to click sudocrem, that stuff is awesome, but its so so thick and very hard to get off. so if anything its masking the redness not getting rid of it for good.

im trying mandelic acid just now with glycolic so far looks to be doing its thing.

also i must say aloe vera gel has been the best red mark remover for me so far, along with bee propolis

peace

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Ibuprofen doesn't exactly fade red marks, it pretty much stops you getting them in the first place.

Oh ok so you put it on the popped pimple?

great idea! nice work. i was going to click sudocrem, that stuff is awesome, but its so so thick and very hard to get off. so if anything its masking the redness not getting rid of it for good.

im trying mandelic acid just now with glycolic so far looks to be doing its thing.

also i must say aloe vera gel has been the best red mark remover for me so far, along with bee propolis

Thanx i will try aloe vera gel! Do you put it on twice a day? or Just once day?

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Ibuprofen doesn't exactly fade red marks, it pretty much stops you getting them in the first place.

Oh ok so you put it on the popped pimple?

Nope, that's wayyyy too late!

You put it on as soon as there's any sign of a spot at all.

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really? so crush a ibuprofen and apply it?

yeah man i wack it on as much as possible, your find it will go hard and create a scab like sticker where ever you apply it, so you can either keep pealing it off or just keep applying. i found peeling and applying to be most effective

but i think, just to add, that it works best on fresh red marks as apposed to older ones. thats where i think aha works better

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It's the gel you want (but in America they recently more or less banned the gel because there was no evidence it worked as a sports gel, which is what it was being sold for.)

Gel cap pills are widely available, and I have used the gel cap pills; but you only need a tiny amount. A gel cap with 200mg of ibuprofen is about enough ibuprofen for your whole face.. twice a day... for 4 days.

You need to use it with moisturiser otherwise the alcohol in the gel cap would be a bit irritating.

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Dude I used Ibuprofen gel on one of the active spots i have and it healed the sweeling down by a lot. Thanx! I was just wondering though, say if its a whitehead that hasnt surfaced yet...would the Ibuprofen make it surface faster?

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I don't know, I don't get whiteheads; that could be why though ;-)

You should be a bit cautious with the gelcaps, at least initially, they're not formulated to go on skin, but I don't know of any reason that they would cause issues. You should also use some sort of antibacterial on the area.

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I don't know, I don't get whiteheads; that could be why though ;-)

You should be a bit cautious with the gelcaps, at least initially, they're not formulated to go on skin, but I don't know of any reason that they would cause issues. You should also use some sort of antibacterial on the area.

Yeah I use the tube of it that you get from supermarkets. If you put it on a spot and say theres a whitehead underneath...wouldnt that mean it would stay for ages because you are delaying the whitehead to surface?

Oh and thanks boyo i hope more and more people add to this poll. So we can truly see what is the best for red marks :)

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Dunno, try it and let us know what you find. My suspicion is it would help clear that up as well, a lot of acne is your skin overreacting and the ibuprofen damps that down.

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we should start a similar thread on "best way to bring spot to a head"

cause I'd love to know the best way in handling nodule's, getting them to quickly go without to much skin disruption

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I found Turmeric is excellent at stopping breakouts of nodules! Which in its own right is a freakin God-send!! I havent seen an improvement in red marks however using it. At the moment im trying 3-6 primrose oil capsules a day. Just started yesterday so ill see how it goes, it was recommended by the nice staff at Holland and Barrett

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I found Turmeric is excellent at stopping breakouts of nodules! Which in its own right is a freakin God-send!! I havent seen an improvement in red marks however using it. At the moment im trying 3-6 primrose oil capsules a day. Just started yesterday so ill see how it goes, it was recommended by the nice staff at Holland and Barrett

nice thanks, so turmeric, i shall put that into holland and barrett search, is it a capsule? do i apply it topically, cheers

isnt primrose oil "one for the ladies?"

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I found Turmeric is excellent at stopping breakouts of nodules! Which in its own right is a freakin God-send!! I havent seen an improvement in red marks however using it. At the moment im trying 3-6 primrose oil capsules a day. Just started yesterday so ill see how it goes, it was recommended by the nice staff at Holland and Barrett

nice thanks, so turmeric, i shall put that into holland and barrett search, is it a capsule? do i apply it topically, cheers

isnt primrose oil "one for the ladies?"

Haha! I said that!! The woman said people have had success with Rosacea taking it so i thought, "Why not?!"

You can buy turmeric in a capsule although im not sure if holland and barrett do it. I buy it in a jar and mix a teaspoon with water and drink it. Words cannot describe how horrific it is but just chug it!!! People use it as a face mask but be warned it stains everything! even your face if you arent careful.

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come on guys, we should really try and keep this thread alive, because the more votes, the more useful, this thread can potentially be incredibly useful

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How about a none of the above option?

I've tried just about all of these for my severe red marks (except ibuprofen gel) and none of them have worked for me.. no matter how new or old my marks were, or how long I stayed on the method... sudocrem did work for me at first.. it really got my hopes up.. but now it doesn't at all. :\ Time doesn't work for me either, I've had some marks for several years! :doh: So frustrating.

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I voted time...just because that's the only thing that actually seems to heal red marks without a doubt. A few days ago I did buy a bottle of bio oil, though. Hoping that will help :]

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